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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
01-31-2010, 04:59 PM
I am surprised no one berated him for saying he wanted a cloaking device. Bit of information: The Defiant is the ONLY fed ship with a cloak, it is not even the federations. The federation, in accordance with a treaty with the Romulans, agreed NEVER to develop cloaking technology. Watch the TNG episode about the USS Pegasus, its all there. The Defiants cloak is on loan by the Romulans to the Federation, with 2 conditions.

1. It is to be used only in the Gamma Quadrant. DS9 had MANY infractions, but many of these restated this condition, and Sisko had no choice but to "bend" the rule.

2. Any technological, biological, and scientifically worthwhile information gained in the Gamma Quadrant, would be shared with the Romulan Star Empire. The Romulans wanted to get info on the Gamma Quadrant, but with a Federation presence just outside, they decided to "use" the Federation like a tool, and just take what the found. The 1 and ONLY cloaking device ever used by a Federation ship was a small price to pay.